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Dangerous wild animals licence

No person may keep any dangerous wild animal without first obtaining a licence from their local authority.

You need a licence to keep animals including:

  • wild cats
  • primates
  • wild dogs, e.g. wolves
  • certain pigs, e.g. wild boar
  • marsupials
  • ostriches

You can see a full list of animals you need a licence for in the dangerous wild animals act.


How much will it cost to apply?

The current fee is £200


How can I apply?

word icon Dangerous Animal Application Form [278kb]



The dangerous wild animals act 1976